1. The IEEE SDSC Industry Technology Expert Committee (ITAC) was officially established.
On December 30, 2020, The fourth meeting of IEEE SDSC (Intelligent Device Standardization Committee) officially approved the establishment of the Industry and Advisory Technology Committee (ITAC). As a professional committee of IEEE SDSC, ITAC is positioned as a communication & discussion platform for industry experts. ITAC organizes workshops or other pre-standard activities to discuss trend of industry and technology, and provides suggestions on key areas and directions of SDSC standardization. In this way, standard projects are incubated, industry consensus is formed, and industry cooperation is promoted.
Dr. Huang Weidong, a member of the SDSC, was elected as Chairman of the ITAC, and Mr. Luo Yaoping served as Secretary-General.
2.Introduction of SHDWG
The full name of “SHDWG” is “Smart Home Devices Working Group”. It was formally approved by IEEE SDSC (Smart Terminal Standards Committee) on September 23rd, 2020. The group not only focuses on the establishment, formulation, review, release and maintenance of standards for smart home devices, but also embark on the technology development of domestic and international smart home devices.
The advancement of artificial intelligence technology brings the boom of smart home devices which in turn makes our life convenient and full of fun. When it comes to the devices themselves, the functions, performance and intelligence level will determine the users’ experience. How to systematically evaluate household products, effectively identify product characteristics and reasonably analyze their advantages and disadvantages have become the common needs for both customers and manufacturers. Therefore, the reason that induces us to draft relevant standards is obvious.
Inspired by above-mentioned ideas, IEEE SHDWG, based on multiple levels of software and hardware, plans to study and formulate a general evaluation method for smart home devices intelligence. The task involves seven grading directions including computing, perception, cognition, mobility, collaboration, skills and security. The relevant work will offer best practice references for both customers and manufacturers.
In addition to standard development, IEEE SHDWG is also committed to the technological innovation, standard development and industrial cooperation. It aims at fostering the communication between China and the world, and promoting collaborative innovation in the smart home devices industry.
3.IEEE SDSC Industry and Technology Forum (Wuxi) Successfully Held
From March 30 to 31, the IEEE SDSC Industry and Technology Forum was successfully held in Wuxi, hosted by the ITAC(Industry and Technology Advisory Committee) of the IEEE SDSC (Intelligent Terminal Standards Committee) and hosted by TTL Technology (Wuxi) Co., Ltd. Members of the IEEE SDSC Committee and experts from the SDSC ITAC attended the forum. Zuo Baochun, Deputy Director of Wuxi Industry and Information Technology Bureau, GuoGan, Chairman of TTL Technology (Wuxi) Co., Ltd., Lai Zhijing, General Manager, and about 50 representatives from TTL and Wuxi IoT enterprises, manufacturers, research institutes, and associations/academies attended the forum.
The meeting mainly introduced the background, work scope, responsibilities, and working group of SDSC and SDSC ITAC. Experts at the meeting also conducted in-depth exchanges and discussions on technical standards and development directions in fields such as artificial intelligence, industrial Internet, wearable devices, AR/VR, and human-computer interaction.
At the forum, experts from TTL of China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT) and Wuxi IoT Industry Research Institute delivered keynote speeches on the IoT industry and standards progress, IoT testing technologies, IoT testing technologies, electromagnetic interference and compatibility testing technologies, and mobile application software testing technologies.
After the forum, research activities were arranged for Wuxi IoT Innovation Promotion Center, Wuxi Zhizhi Technology Co., Ltd., and Wuxi R&D Center of Huaqin Technology Co., Ltd. Experts at the meeting had a detailed understanding of the development of the IoT industry in Wuxi, and had full exchanges with IoT enterprises in Wuxi on IoT technologies and industry applications.
4. The second IEEE SDSC Industry and Technology Forum (Shanghai) Successfully Held
On October 13, 2021, the second IEEE SDSC ITAC Technical Forum, hosted by the Industry and Technology Advisory Committee (ITAC) of the IEEE SDSC (Intelligent Terminal Standards Committee) and hosted by Baowu Carbon Co., Ltd. and Shanghai HGB digital technology Co., Ltd., was successfully held at Baowu Carbon Co., Ltd. headquarters in Shanghai. Members of the IEEE Smart Terminal Standards Committee and 21 experts from enterprises, government agencies, and universities gathered in the forum.
The conference focused on several standardization project suggestions based on their research and production practices, development of smart terminals, and industry development trends. At the same time, Dr. Huang Weidong, Chair of the IEEE SDSC Industry and Technology Advisory Committee, awarded certificates to 20 newly appointed Industry and Technology Advisory Committee consultants.
During the conference, the experts visited the control center of Baowu Carbon Technology Co., Ltd. and spoke highly of Baowu Carbon’s successful exploration in the field of smart manufacturing and the standard R&D of AR virtual helmets from consumer to industrial scenarios.
The successful holding of the IEEE SDSC Industry and Technology Forum provides a platform for professional technical discussions among experts in various fields and facilitates business exchanges and communication among enterprises in the industry, thus achieving the goal of gathering industry consensus and deepening industry cooperation. It also provides the industry foundation for the development of IEEE SDSC-related standards.
5. The third IEEE SDSC Industry and Technology Forum (Beijing) Successfully Held
On July 28, 2022, the third IEEESDSC ITAC Technical Forum, jointly hosted by the Institute of Basic Standards of China Academy of Standards and Technology and the Industry and Technology Advisory Committee (ITAC) of the IEEE SDSC (Intelligent Terminal Standards Committee), was successfully held in China Academy of Standards and Technology. More than 30 ITAC experts from enterprises, government agencies, colleges and universities, and some membersof the IEEE Intelligent Terminal Standards Committee attended the forum.
The conference was held online and offline. The experts shared their experiences on IEEE standards, notes on IEEE standards work, human factors and ergonomics, graphic symbols, and statistical analysis of data. At the same time, the proposal standard of “Technical requirements and evaluation methods of driver state awareness intelligent terminal” is discussed in depth.
After the discussion, the participants visited the Key Laboratory of Human Factors and Ergonomics, Institute of Basic Standards, China Institute of Standards and Technology, and spoke highly of their achievements in human factors and ergonomics.
The successful holding of this technical forum once again provided a good opportunity for experts from various fields to discuss and exchange, achieving the goal of gathering industry consensus, deepening industry cooperation, and developing standards proposals.